He's got this weird power to make boys act really stupid.'' It's easy to see why.William radiates confidence and control, which serve him well in his daytime role as an executive at a local corporation.
In the common area, on the main floor, men in towels lounge on couches and watch CNN on big-screen TV's. On the city's predominantly white West Side, Club Cleveland -- which opened in 1965 and recently settled into a modern 15,000-square-foot space -- attracts many white and openly gay men. He was 22 then, and AIDS seemed to kill only gay white men in San Francisco and New York.
In the basement, the mood is different: the TV's are tuned to porn, and the dimly lighted hallways buzz with sexual energy. Flex is on the East Side, and it serves a mostly black and Hispanic clientele, many of whom don't consider themselves gay. I eventually find him sitting alone on a twin-size bed in a small room on the main floor. Wallace and the other black men who frequented Flex in the early 80's worried just about being spotted walking in the front door. in black men is homosexual sex (some of which takes place in prison, where blacks disproportionately outnumber whites).
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